So i've got windows 10 installed on my 120G ssd and my hdd serves as the storage space. Now i want to dual boot arch but am confused about the partitions. I know that efi(on ssd) would need to be the same for both windows 11 & arch.However the other partitions (made on hdd) need ext4 formatting and everytime i do mkfs.ext4 or mkswap commands it shows they are in use. Please help me with the partitioning since all other posts are old and messed up.
This is what i've done:
- Make new partition using cfdisk on my /dev/sdb (hdd) for the home directories.
- Do mkfs.ext4 /dev/sdb3 and mkswap /dev/sdb4. However, i get a result saying : apparantly the drive is in use by the system. and it cant be formatted.
I'd like ya'll to help m with this error.
Also, yes i'm sure about trying arch and i know it's the most complicated for beginners,however i want to conquer it once and not take the easy(ubuntu) way out.